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Kelowna aims to keep 2020 tax increases below four per cent

Kelowna City Hall
December 05, 2019 - 3:45 PM

A 3.9 per cent Kelowna tax hike is being recommended to city council by staff.

Council will go through its provisional budget discussions on Dec. 10 to review staff’s recommendations.

The increase is made up of a 2.08 per cent general tax increase and another 1.82 per cent specifically for infrastructure improvements.

The higher tax rate is projected to cost the owner of the average single-detached home an extra $81 per year, states a city news release.

The tax increases includes funding for seven new RCMP officers.

Council can vary the budget next week but the final tax rate won’t officially be set until next spring.

The budget document is available here.

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